An extremely versatile topwater lure ideal for targeting multiple gamefish species, the new Williamson Surface Pro calls up fish when worked both fast and slow.
“Watching a fish explode on a topwater lure is one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have on the water,” says Williamson pro George Poveromo, host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” TV show. “The Williamson Surface Pro elicits those explosive surface strikes that we as anglers can’t get enough of.”
Whether conditions call for a steady walk-the-dog retrieve, a rip-and-stop cadence, or a quick slashing retrieve, the Surface Pro delivers action to fit the bill.
“When the bite’s really on, sometimes all you need to do is just hurl the lure out there and hang on,” Poveromo says. “But sometimes you have to experiment a little with your retrieve speed and style. The Surface Pro delivers enticing action when fished both fast and slow, so you can give the fish what they want.”
Worked slowly but erratically, the Surface Pro resembles a “severely injured fish darting and slapping around on the top,” Poveromo explains. “Speed up your retrieve to mimic a bait fish that’s really scurrying, then try to pull out of there with a very fast retreat.”
Poveromo ties on a Williamson Surface Pro to target Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Tuna and schooling Dolphinfish (Mahi-Mahi). Anglers in the northeast can use it to target striped bass. “It’s a really universal type of lure,” he says.
Precisely weighted for maximum casting distance, the Surface Pro features heavy-duty in-line VMC hooks for optimum swimming action, point exposure and hook set. It’s available in seven color patterns: Ayu, Black Purple Phantom, Bruised Purple, Blue Sardine, Dorado, Green Mackerel and Red Head Flash.
The Surface Pro is available in two sturdy sizes, both built to withstand prolonged assault from aggressive pelagic gamefish. The smaller version is 5.125 inches long and weighs 1.625 ounces. The larger version is 7 inches long and weighs 3.5 ounces. Both sizes feature heavy-duty oval split rings and laser-cut plate hook hangers.
Born on the rugged south coast of Africa, Williamson makes lures for those who thrive on the challenge of finding and conquering the world’s largest fish. Hard-won knowledge and a sincere passion for offshore angling assure that there’s a Williamson lure to fill every spot in any saltwater spread.
The Williamson Surface Pro will become your new go-to bait to call fish to the top.
Suggested retail price: $12.99-14.99
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